Rockville, Maryland

A Neighborhood Profile of Rockville, Maryland

Maryland Avenue in Rockville

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Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Maryland. The City of Rockville, a suburb of Washington, DC, is home to major corporate headquarters, county government offices, and numerous shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Rockville has a very diverse population and a variety of housing from high-rise condominiums to contemporary single-family homes.


Rockville is located along the I-270 corridor approximately 12 miles northwest of Washington, DC. The main thoroughfare, Rockville Pike, MD-355, has many traffic lights and busy traffic during peak shopping and commuting hours. Rockville is accessible from I-270 from two exits: MD-28E and Montrose Road East. The Rockville Metro station is within a short walk to Rockville Town Square and the Rockville Courthouse.

Communities Near Rockville

Aspen Hill, Chevy Chase View, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Kensington Norbeck, North Bethesda, Olney, Potomac, Redland.

Rockville Demographics

According to the 2000 census, the City of Rockville is home to 47,388 residents. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 67.8%, Black: 9.1%, Asian: 14.8%, Hispanic/Latino: 11.7%. Population under age 18: 23.4%, 65 and over: 13.1%, Median household income: $68,074 (1999), Persons below poverty level 7.8% (1999).

Rockville Public Transportation

Ride-On Montgomery County Transit
Metro Stations: Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook, White Flint
MARC: Brunswick Line

Points of Interest in Rockville

Rockville Hotels

See hotels in the Rockville area

Annual Events

  • Hometown Holidays
  • Rockville Antique Car Show

Rockville Community Websites and Resources

Rockville City Government
Rockville Community Network

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